Mayaguez Zoo

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The largest zoo in Puerto Rico, the Mayaguez zoo features at least 75 different animal species spread out over about thirty exhibits. While it will not stand up against the larger zoos of the world, it provides a great educational experience and a good way to spend the day.

Guests to the zoo will have plenty of opportunity to see all the animals. The included audio tour will give you facts about each one, while staff onsite will help answer any additional questions that you might have. With around 30 exhibits and plenty of animals, you should be able to spend a couple of hours here at least.


Mayaguez Zoo is situated in the northeastern outskirts of Mayagüez.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this zoo, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll discover a great concentration of local restaurants in this area. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Mayaguez Zoo is Little Caesar's Parque de los Proceres, which has a menu full of Italian food. It's maybe about three quarters of a mile from this zoo, so check it out and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you'll have options such as Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Church's Chicken Mayaguez Mall where you and your party should test out American meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other activities in the area, including Patriot's Park, which is three quarters of a mile away Mayagüez. You might also want to consider heading to Parque Luis Munoz Rivera, which is another nearby attraction.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Mayaguez Zoo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Patriot's Park -- 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) SW Mayagüez
Parque Luis Munoz Rivera -- 0.9 mi. (1.8 km) S Mayagüez
Plaza José De Diego -- 0.9 mi. (0.9 km) SSW Mayagüez
Plaza Colón -- 1.0 mi. (0.6 km) SSW Downtown Mayaguez
Parque Suau -- 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) SW Mayagüez
Mayaguez Memorial Historic Site 1.2 mi. (0.8 km) WSW Mayagüez
Parque Del Litoral -- 1.6 mi. (0.8 km) SW Mayagüez
Punta Boca Morena -- 1.8 mi. (2.1 km) W Mayagüez

More Information


The zoo is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm Wednesdays through Sunday.


Admission into the zoo costs $13 for everyone 12 and up, and $8 for those younger. Seniors receive a discount and will only pay $6.50. Admission includes an audio tour in your choice of English or Spanish. There is also a parking fee of $3 per car, and an additional $1 for large cars.

Location: Carretera 108, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico


(787) 834-8110

(787) 832-5069


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